Recent Events 2007-8

2007 & 2008

Photo Credits — Ed Stewart

2008 Christmas Masses: To see more photos, click here.
Christmas Day Mass 2008

The Rite of Acceptance for Anne Luman: The Rite of Acceptance took place on Sunday, November 23 for Anne Luman. Please keep Anne in your prayers. In this ritual the church symbolically claims Anne for Christ by signing her with the cross. She now has publicly declared her faith before the parish community and is asking for our prayers and support on her journey. Anne desires to continue formal study of the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church as well as continue to build community with the parish.
Rite of Acceptance - Anne Luman

Firewood—Cut, Split, Stacked & Delivered: About 10 parishioners met in the church parking lot Saturday morning, October 18, 2008 to process a number of cords of wood for Helping Hands clients.
Firewood Cutting

New Church First Anniversary: On Thursday August 14, 2008, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish celebrated the first anniversary of the dedication of our new church. Father Vicente celebrated Mass in the new church on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. Then on the Sunday following, August 17, parishioners were invited to the first anniversary meal in the Parish Community Building following the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. The parish Altar and Rosary Society coordinated this event.
Dedication meal

Franciscan Fr. Cosmo Visits: Sunday, August 10, 2008, we had a visit by Fr. Cosmo, currently serving in the Vatican, who gave a mission support talk for Africa. If you would like to read about his saint namesake, St. Cosmo, click here.
                        Fr. Cosmo

Children Participate in the Gloria with the choir: pictured during the August 10 Mass are Emma Senderhauf and Grace Schultz playing instruments .
Children in the choir

 Rite of Acceptance: Sandra Mitchell received the Rite on Sunday, July 20, 2008.
Rite of Acceptance 1
Rite of Acceptance2

The Sacrament of Baptism: The Baptism of Matthew Jamison Dorren (grandson of parishioners John and Laura Piquette) was celebrated by Deacons Larry Yatch and Mike Patterson at the Sunday, July 20, 2008 Mass. The parents are Nina (née Piquette) and Michael Dorren of Wiggins, CO — Michael was unable to attend. In the photo below, from L to R: Briana Dorren (sister and godmother holding Matthew), Nina Dorren (mother), Randy & Valerie (née Piquette) Stanton who served as Christian Witnesses. 
Baptism 1

Fr. Louis Kirby celebrates his 60th anniversary, click here for more information:
Fr. Kirby 60th Anniversary

First Communion: Congratulations to Halie Lemons, Scott Freeburg, Jess Franta, and Tanner Wray who received their first communion on Sunday, April 27, 2008. Fr. Vicente and Deacon Mike celebrated the Mass.
First  Communion

Sacrament of Confirmation: Bishop Tafoya was here to celebrate Confirmation with five young people from our parish and ten from St Benedict’s on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Please pray for Amy Schultz, Tori Mortenson, Hannah Dunlap, Sam Wray and Nathaniel Ley who were confirmed from our parish on that Sunday. (Tori Mortenson was unable to attend on that date and was confirmed by Fr. Vicente on May 11.)
Confirmation 2008
      To order or view photos of the Confirmation Mass, click here.

Holy Week 2008 Celebration Photos:
Holy Thursday 2008
Easter Vigil 2008
Easter Vigil 2 2008
Easter Vigil Flowers 2008

Palm Sunday 2008 Mass:
Palm Sunday 2008

Youth Travel to Mexico, February, 2008, click here for more.

Deacon Mike celebrated his first Benediction on February 15, 2008, here at the Parish following Stations of the Cross.
                        Deacon Mike Patterson

Christmas 2007 Mass:
 Christmas 2007

Rite of Dedication Mass, August 15, 2007: photos of the Dedication Mass are available for viewing in the Updates on New Church Facilities section of this website. Individual prints or an album of the photos can be ordered by clicking here. A copy of the photo album is in the parish office for viewing.
Dedication Mass 2007


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